Websites

1. News articles

www.google.co.uk

Open up a search engine and search for news articles relating to adolescence.

You should find lots of articles that mention adolescents and their behaviour. Think about how these articles present this group of society. What are they reporting on, and does it confirm or refute commonly held beliefs about adolescents? 

 

2. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore - The adolescent brain

http://edge.org/conversation/the-adolescent-brain

This site has a podcast with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a leading neuroscientist who specialises in understanding adolescent brain development. The podcast contains an excellent discussion of the importance of studying this aspect of development. 

 

3. American Psychological Association

http://apa.org/topics/teens/index.aspx

The website has a special area devoted to listing links to research and advice for both adolescents and their careers. It also has a book list and links to other websites that you might find interesting. 

 

4. British Society for Research on Ageing

http://www.bsra.org.uk/

This organisation was founded in the 1940s as the first scientific body to explore the effects of ageing. It draws together researchers from a variety of backgrounds, including psychologists, but also involves the biological and medical sciences. 

 

5. National Institute on Ageing

http://www.nia.nih.gov/

An American based website which also details research looking at the effects of ageing. They provide links to recent research findings, and offer advice. Worth a look if you are interested in this area.